After years of speculation that he was not born in the United States, President Obama finally released the long form of his birth certificate today to quell right wing critics. Donald Trump, the billionaire developer who is star of “Celebrity Apprentice,” is taking credit for forcing the president to release the document.
But sources close to the administration are pointing to pressure from a source closer to home— the President’s two daughters. When Donald Trump started questioning his birthplace, the students at Sidwell Friends took notice and started discussing it on the schoolyard. After questions from his daughters, the President decided it was time to take action and released the birth certificate to reassure his daughters.
Campaign staffers wanted him to delay because they felt that the disarray in the Republican Party over the “birthers” was beneficial to the President.
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